On my math final, there was this bastard of a trig problem that I simply couldn't solve. I knew the equations to use, how to solve the problem, but the answers just didn't work...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Anyway, the question was this:

Find all positive values of x for x being greater than or equal to zero, and less than or equal to 360.

3cos(x) + sin(x) - 1

How would you go about solving this? I tried graphing the equation and finding the x-intercept, but the values i got didn't work for whatever reason...

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# Goddamn trig problem

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